ROME, Ga. – Mary Baldwin University women's basketball player Jalen Gathers was named USA South Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week on Monday afternoon.
Gathers, a freshman from Richmond, Virginia recorded 24 points in 23 minutes off the bench on 6-of-12 shooting from the floor. She was also a perfect 10-of-10 from the free throw line and pulled down nine rebounds to go with an assist and a steal.
The Fighting Squirrels earned a 68-62 win on the road against Ferrum to start the season on Sunday in their only action of the week.
Gathers is the third Mary Baldwin freshman to garner a Rookie of the Week accolade this year.
Mary Baldwin returns to action for its home opener on Wednesday, Nov. 13, against Eastern Mennonite in the PAC beginning at 6 pm.